Following the eight-time World Champion’s sensational climb by means of the sector in Austin, we check out some extra comeback gems
On Sunday afternoon on the Pink Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, we had been handled to a different mesmerising Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Workforce) comeback.
From P9 on the grid, the eight-time World Champion dropped to final place after he encountered a difficulty when making an attempt to launch off the road. From there on, it was all about making an attempt to salvage the very best consequence doable for the seven-time Circuit of The Americas winner. And salvage he did. Marquez took the chequered flag in an exceptional P6 in his first race because the opening night time in Qatar, having missed the Indonesian and Argentina GPs by means of damage.
Marquez had the tempo to problem for victory in Austin. Sadly, we’ll by no means know if he might have crushed the eventual race winner and present World Championship chief Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) if the beginning hadn’t gone unsuitable, however what an impressive experience it was anyway. And it’s one thing we’ve seen the well-known quantity 93 do earlier than – Marquez and improbable comebacks go hand in hand.
So, we’ve collected among the most memorable comebacks Marquez has achieved all through his glistening profession. Have a look beneath:
Portugal 2010 (125cc) – seventeenth to 1st
An outstanding 125cc contest at Estoril noticed the unique race red-flagged, Championship chief Marquez restart from the again of the grid after crashing on the sighting lap after which experience to victory forward of title rival Nico Terol.
Australia 2011 (Moto2™) – thirty eighth to threerd
A grid penalty wasn’t sufficient to cease Marquez from carving his manner by means of the pack as he claimed a podium behind race winner Alex de Angelis and eventual Moto2™ World Champion Stefan Bradl.
Japan 2012 (Moto2™) – twenty ninth to 1st
After stalling on the grid, Marquez needed to battle his manner by means of the sector to take an eighth win of the season to spice up his Moto2™ title cost.
Valencia 2012 (Moto2™) – thirty third to 1st
In a race that began moist, Marquez rode an exceptional race on the season finale as he charged his technique to victory from final on the grid forward of Julian Simon and Nico Terol to log out his Championship profitable marketing campaign in fashion.
France 2014 (MotoGP™) – tenth to 1st
Doing it the laborious manner, Marquez saved up his 100% file to the beginning of the marketing campaign regardless of a gap lap error which dropped him down the sector.
Netherlands 2021 (MotoGP™) – twentieth to 7th
Marquez was unstoppable off the road as he jumped up the order when the lights went out, ending lap one in twelfth after beginning down in twentieth on the grid. Inside simply three laps Marquez had made up a complete of ten positions as he hooked up himself to the group on the entrance and settled in for the race.
Americas 2022 (MotoGP™)- twenty fourth to sixth
A tech difficulty on Marquez’ RC213V noticed the eight-time World Champion fall to the underside of the grid by the primary nook, earlier than he started to indicate the world why he’s so typically the King of COTA.